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Escape from the Planet of the Robot Monsters manual

ESCAPE FROM THE PLANET OF THE ROBOT MONSTERS

   THE GAME :

Escape is a two player simultaneous rescue mission in which you
as Jakeor Duke must rescue Professor Sarah Bellum and free the
enslaved hostagesbefore they are turned into Robo-Zombies ! Find 
and break in to the food andbomb lockers to get special weapons 
to help you destroy the evil Reptilons.

   GETTING STARTED :

The object of the game is to progress through the factories of 
Planet Xrescuing the hostages and destroying the reptilons that 
guard them .To activate the escalators, find the power switch and 
switch it on. This willallow you to reach the port-o-matic and 
exit the level .Around the complex of factories you will find 
lockers that contain food, extraenergy, more bombs or sometimes 
special weapons that will increase your chanceof survival.
When destroyed, some of the Reptilons will leave behind green 
crystals thatenhance your `Ray power'. The more crystals you 
collect the more devastatingyour weapon will become.
To rescue the hostages simply run into them and they will be 
beamed aboardyour rescue ship which is orbiting Planet X. Some of 
the hostages have been imprisoned in glass cases. To unlock the 
glass cases you must find the computerconsole that controls them 
and destroy it with your ray gun.Every three levels you will 
encounter an evil Reptilon which can only bedestroyed by continous 
shooting and bombing. Watch out, each Reptilon has itsown form of 
defence.
On 16-bit versions only, you will have to traverse a Canal Zone 
after everyfourth factory level. In this stage Jake and Duke hop 
into their Cyber Sledsand have thirty seconds to find their way 
through the maze to the next factory.Should you make it to the 
end of the end of the canal in time you can choosethe next sector 
to play by selecting one of three doors. You are also awarded an 
extra bar of life. Should you fail you will not get an extra bar 
and thecomputer will select your next sector .
At the end of each factory you will be shown a bonus screen 
where you are rewarded for each freed hostage on that level. If 
you have rescued a fullshuttle load of hostages you are awarded an 
extra bar of energy.

HINTS and TIPS :

Save bombs for use on the Evil Reptilon.
Learn the layout of the factories for faster progress.
Use your fire power wisely. Remember each shot lowers your ray power 
slightly so more powerful weapons can be lost.
Try to rescue all the hostages for a larger life bonus at the end of 
each level. Don't hang around in the Canal Zone, the time limit is 
very tight! Remember two players means twice the firepower!

 LOADING INSTRUCTIONS :
 
Atari ST - Reset the machine and insert the New Order Menu Disk 14.

 CONTROLS :

Player 1 - Joystick in port 2 or keyboard
Player 2 - Joystick in port 1 

 JOYSTICK -
Push LEFT - Moves player left
Push RIGHT - Moves player right
Pull DOWN - Moves player down
Push UP - Moves player up

 ADDITIONAL KEYS -

LEFT SHIFT - Player 1 bombs
RIGHT SHIFT - Player 2 bombs

 KEYBOARD - Apart from RIGHT SHIFT (bomb), I cannot find any key commands 
for Player 2. Use Player 2 on joystick and Player 1 with keys.  

1 PLAYER MODE
 
Z		-left
X		-right 
P		-up 
L		-down

LEFT SHIFT	-bomb  
SPACEBAR	-fire    

 OTHER KEYS

F1		-MUSIC ON/OFF
F2		-TOGGLES 50/60 HERTZ
H		-PAUSE ON/OFF
Q&U		-QUIT GAME

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